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Posted By Alicia Colombo

Survivorship care: Meeting the long-term needs of cancer survivors

With an ever-increasing number of people surviving cancer, and with the majority of those survivors being older adults, survivorship care is an important topic for seniors.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Narrative medicine focuses on the person

When it comes to staying healthy, talk can be worth a mint. Narrative medicine puts a premium on the stories patients tell their doctors about why they’re seeking treatment.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Free health insurance counseling from APPRISE

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging’s (PCA) APPRISE program offers free health insurance counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries, regardless of income.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

PCA’s Annual Report highlights agency’s impact on area seniors

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has released its annual report, which highlights the agency’s impact on the lives of Philadelphia area seniors. The 2018-19 report conveys the agency’s mission, funding and governance and highlights personal stories from several people who have been assisted by PCA.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

Firehouse Active Adult Center is now open

PCA is pleased to announce the opening of the Firehouse Active Adult Center in the Haddington section of West Philadelphia. Located at 5331 Haverford Avenue, former home of Engine 65, the renovated facility reflects the combined efforts of the City of Philadelphia and PCA and is intended to serve the West Philadelphia community for many years to come.

Posted By Michael Hanisco

National Healthcare Decisions Day: The importance of preparing advance directives

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), which is focused on raising awareness about the importance of preparing Advance Directives (Living Wills). Most people understandably avoid uncomfortable topics like illness, death and end of life decisions. However, it is so important to plan for these difficult scenarios while we’re well.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Wolf Administration: Trump-Proposed Cuts to Federal Health Programs Jeopardize Access to Life-Saving Health Care

The Wolf Administration spoke out against potential cuts contained in President Trump’s proposed federal budget, which would significantly change Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act.

Posted By Alicia Colombo

Nominations sought for Pennsylvania’s 2019 Direct Care Worker of the Year Award

Nominations due Friday, Jan. 25.

Posted By Marcia Siegal

Making long-distance caregiving more manageable

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) joins the national “Home for the Holidays” campaign, which encourages discussion of important issues affecting older Americans. The annual initiative is led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) in collaboration with the Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This year’s campaign is entitled “Caring Across the Miles: Resources for Long-Distance Caregivers.”

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